Can Heart Attack Be Ruled Out without Imaging Tests?

Usually, when a patient presents to the emergency room with chest pain, doctors want to rule out a heart attack. They aren’t looking for heart disease, but rather, a heart attack. Often, a patient is Read more...

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Simple Blood Test May Diagnose Heart Attack

Imagine a simple blood test that, due to a protein fragment, can tell if you've had a heart attack. This protein may very well be a new biomarker for heart attack, say cardiologists at the Read more...

This Simple Blood Test Can Detect a Heart Attack

A simple and highly sensitive blood test can detect if you just suffered a heart attack--and this test is so super sensitive that it can detect even a mild heart attack. The blood test is Read more...

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Can Troponin Level Be Normal After Heart Attack?

A myocardial infarction is a heart attack. Troponins “leak” from damaged heart tissue and make their way to the bloodstream. Normally in the absence of a heart attack the levels are very low. A heart Read more...

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Can an X-Ray Show a Heart Attack?

If you go to the ER complaining of chest pain or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, the doctor will want to order a chest X-ray. You may wonder if this type of image can show a Read more...

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Can Troponin Elevation Mean Something Other than Heart Attack?

Patients who present in the emergency room with chest pain are given a troponin test (blood sample is taken by nurse). Troponin is a protein enzyme that leaks from the heart when this muscle is Read more...

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